Attorneys Exploring Zostavax Shingles Vaccine Lawsuits

Some people have reported suffering serious injuries, and even death, after receiving the Zostavax shingles vaccine.

What You Need To Know

Merck’s Zostavax, the lucrative shingles vaccine marketed to people ages 50 years and older, can allegedly cause shingles, serious injuries and even death. Our attorneys are now investigating lawsuits on behalf of patients who have suffered life-threatening injuries after receiving this vaccine.

Who Is Eligible?

“Anyone who has developed serious symptoms or injuries after receiving the Zostavax vaccine.”

What Is Zostavax?

Zostavax is a vaccine created by Merck to reduce the risk of getting the painful and debilitating viral condition known as shingles. The vaccine was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2006 and is recommended for people ages 60 years and older by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is currently the only shingles vaccine sold in the U.S.

The vaccine differs from some vaccines in that it contains a live, but weakened, form of the herpes zoster virus (this is officially referred to as a “live, attenuated virus”). People with weakened immune systems cannot receive these types of vaccines.


Zostavax Linked to Serious Injuries

Zostavax has allegedly caused a number of serious injuries, according to lawsuits filed by some recipients of the vaccine. Zostavax’s reported serious side effects include:

  • Seizures
  • Paralysis in extremities
  • Eye damage, such as acute retinal necrosis and blindness
  • Brain damage
  • Fatal liver failure

Other recipients contracted shingles — the very condition the vaccine is designed to prevent — after receiving the Zostavax vaccine. Shingles is a viral infection that can cause a painful blistering rash and other potential serious complications, including permanent eye damage, brain inflammation, a condition known as post-herpetic neuralgia, and even death.

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If you or someone you love has received the Zostavax vaccine and developed the serious symptoms or injuries described above, contact us today today or call (800) 888-1234.

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Have you or a loved one suffered serious injuries (or even death) after receiving a Zostavax shingles vaccination? Fill out this form for a free case evaluation.

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